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Old 28th March 2010, 19:44   #856
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What are you talking about? The Fabia, Laura and Superb are known for their reliability issues, as is the VW Passat. In fact, VW has a very average / below average reliability rating worldwide.
Absolutely, and SKODA is VW's acquisition, before that Skoda was notorious for its bad quality...

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/em...ity_in_Czech_/

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It used to be said, "VW parts are expensive, but don't worry because you won't need to buy them". That was the old VW reputation, back in UK, at least. It's slipped since then.
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Any updates on the case?
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Sorry for the delay. Neck deep in work. Skoda must be happy with that.

I have sacked my lawyer on the above date.

He tried to do a 'et tu brutus' on me. Kept dilly dallying everything. Smelt a rat long time ago.

Next date 12th April.
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You need aggressive consumer court lawyer. Waiting for the update and sharing your pain by warning all and sundry not to buy Skoda. Can count almost of handful of no-go's for Skoda by now.
Keep the spirit.
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Hence, I booked the VW Polo instead of Skoda Fabia. I know the skoda is also acquired by VW but VW has good reputation in India. VW has better after sales service than that of Skoda.
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Hence, I booked the VW Polo instead of Skoda Fabia. I know the skoda is also acquired by VW but VW has good reputation in India. VW has better after sales service than that of Skoda.
Now I know what an optimist is!
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^ LOL.
Iamback, by reputation what are we talking about? only after sales service?
What if your parts keep failing/falling?
You will ultimately have to pay for it, no?



OTOH:
Hey what happened to the thought about class action suit?

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another classic case of counterfeit parts fitment by a skoda dealer:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1827059 (Team-BHP stands for the TRUTH. But Skoda wants to “instigate” Team-BHP and its users!)

god save skoda India.
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I know the skoda is also acquired by VW but VW has good reputation in India.
Please elaborate on that. As far as I knew, VW was hitherto an unknown brand when it comes to volumes.

Little early to talk of VW Polo sales. Very early to talk about after sales. Reliability is iffy.
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..god save skoda India.
Actually it should be "god save India from Skoda" - who cares for Skoda anyway.

Thankfully Skoda is now less relevant with VW's entry (assuming VW is better than Skoda). But it is telling on our laws and law enforcers that crooks can be in business for so long.

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Actually it should be "god save India from Skoda" - who cares for Skoda anyway.

Thankfully Skoda is now less relevant with VW's entry (assuming VW is better than Skoda). But it is telling on our laws and law enforcers that crooks can be in business for so long.
VW own the Skoda brand. While I wish they straighten up their act, I have a feeling we are going to see some kind of "Chhote miyan (Skoda) to chhote miyan, Bade Miyan (VW) Subhanallah".

I guess the VW brand of cars are still an early entrant as compared to the Skoda brand, so we can only get to know the quality of the cars and the A.S.S. much later.

GTO's advice of going for good used cars makes excellent advice in this situation, somehow.
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What are you talking about? The Fabia, Laura and Superb are known for their reliability issues, as is the VW Passat. In fact, VW has a very average / below average reliability rating worldwide.

It's only the diesel Octavia that has proven its long-term reliability in the Indian context.
A differerent perspective: lets have a look at the sales of Skoda Cars in India.

For a fact - the numbers have increased.
Take a look at: ?koda Auto - Sales-Nov-09


A) Is it that the people of India are unaware of the reliability issues ?

or

B) The cars have proven for themselves.

In any case; the average indian buyer having a lot of car maker brands option to choose from, the sales figure tell a different story.
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Many of the people I know, bought the octavia because they have 'heard' that the 'diesel mileage is too good'. The feel good factor when they spend a few hundreds less at the fuel station is so overwhelming, they forget about the huge amount they are going to spend in maintenance after 4 or 5 years of use. Most of the people who provide advice are also 'young' customers (I mean less than 4 year old car), so they are not aware of the maintenance costs.

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A) Is it that the people of India are unaware of the reliability issues ?
or
B) The cars have proven for themselves.

In any case; the average indian buyer having a lot of car maker brands option to choose from, the sales figure tell a different story.
I think it is a combination of unawareness, good looking cars, great use of technology.

I would not say that Skoda cars have proved themselves.

Reliability issues are usually not be seen from day one (unless, of course, one is highly unlucky). It happens over a period of time and usage.

But I agree with the point that TBHP views are some what skewed, as there is high awareness of cars compared to average buyer.

BTW, recent sales figures do indicate that Skoda is languishing at the bottom for Fabia (vs Punto/Swift/i20) and Laura (vs Altis/Civic/Cruze). Superb has higher numbers than Accord. Is that something to be proud about?
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